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Encyclopedia > Saint Joseph's College, Indiana
Saint Joseph's College
Motto Religio Moralitas Scientia
Religion, Morality, Knowledge
Established 1889
Type private coeducational
Endowment
Staff
Rector  
Chancellor  
President  Ernest R. Mills III
Principal  
Vice-Chancellor  
Dean  
 
Faculty  140
Students 991
Undergraduates  991
Postgraduates  
Doctoral students  
Location Rensselaer, IN USA
Campus setting large town: 180 acres (0.728 km²)
Athletics 18 Division II NCAA teams,
called Pumas
Colours Purple, Cardinal, and Black
Mascot
Nickname
Affiliations Roman Catholic Church;
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.)
Website www.saintjoe.edu

Saint Joseph's College (SJC; colloquially, St. Joe) is a coeducational, private, Roman Catholic liberal arts college located in Rensselaer, Indiana. It was founded in 1889 by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.). Almost 1,000 students currently attend the college. Image File history File links SaintJosephCollegeIndianaLogo. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... The Principal is the chief executive and the chief academic officer of a University in Scotland and at certains institutions in Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Having a degree conferred is a requirement of (post)graduate school. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... Rensselaer is a city located in Jasper County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Chromaticity diagram. ... The word cardinal comes from the Latin cardo for hinge and usually refers to things of fundamental importance, as in cardinal rule or cardinal sins. ... For the color, see black. ... Mascots at the Mascot Olympics in Orlando, FL. A mascot is something, typically an animal or human character used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot), society or corporation. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The Roman Catholic Church (commonly known as the Catholic Church) is the Christian Church which is led by the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that it is the one holy catholic and apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ. ... Missionaries of the Precious Blood is a Catholic Society of Apostolic Life. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The Roman Catholic Church (commonly known as the Catholic Church) is the Christian Church which is led by the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that it is the one holy catholic and apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Rensselaer is a city located in Jasper County, Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Missionaries of the Precious Blood is a Catholic Society of Apostolic Life. ...


The school is known for its pathbreaking, and still unusual, core education program. Students learn the basics of history, political science, natural science, literature, and philosophy in integrated "core classes." This departs from the cafeteria-style approach to general education used by most colleges and universities in which students take discrete lower division classes in these subjects. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: History For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... The lunar farside as seen from Apollo 11 Natural science is the study of the physical, nonhuman aspects of the Earth and the universe around us. ... Literature is literally acquaintance with letters as in the first sense given in the Oxford English Dictionary (from the Latin littera meaning an individual written character (letter)). The term has generally come to identify a collection of texts, which in Western culture are mainly prose, both fiction and non-fiction... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The campus has several distinctive features. The Romanesque-style chapel and the reflecting pond in front of the chapel are the most recognized features of campus. Drexel Hall was one of the first buildings on campus, and is distinctive for its unique atrium. Drexel was long vacant and condemned but could not be torn down because of its historic status. It has recently been renovated and restored to its historical appearance. The campus also includes a private recreational lake which is an old stone quarry (divers have reported that the lake still contains some of the heavy machinery submerged at that bottom.) The student center houses Core XI, a student-operated bar open to students of legal age to drink. A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... This page is about the general memorial; for the one in Washington, D.C. see Reflecting Pool. ... In Anatomy, atrium refers to a structure of the heart. ... Tourists sit outside a bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand A bar in Switzerland. ... The legal drinking age is the minimum age one must be to drink alcohol. ...


It has a NCAA Division II sports program and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The school mascot is the puma. It is the only post-secondary institution in the United States with the puma as its mascot. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) is a college athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division II. Member teams are located in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin. ... This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Post-secondary education is a form of secondary education that is taken after first attending a secondary school, such as a high school. ...


The school is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and the State of Indiana Professional Standards Board for the Training of Elementary Teachers. Generally, accreditation is the process by which a facility becomes officially certified as providing services of a reasonably good quality, so that the public can trust in the quality of its services. ...


History

Seal of Saint Joseph's College

The college was originally a secondary school established to educate Native Americans. Image File history File links Saint_Joseph's_College,_Indiana_logo. ... Image File history File links Saint_Joseph's_College,_Indiana_logo. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Native Americans in the United States (also known as Indians, American Indians, First Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Americans, Amerindians, Amerinds, or Original Americans) are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States and their descendants in...


In 1956, the St. Joe football team played Montana State to a 0-0 tie in the Aluminum Bowl at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas, winning a share of the NAIA national football championship. 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... War Memorial Stadium is the name of at least four stadiums in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The NAIA national football championship is decided by a post-season playoff system featuring the best NAIA college football teams in the United States. ...


During the 1960s and 1970s, the Chicago Bears held their training camp at Saint Joseph's College. The 1971 film Brian's Song—about Brian Piccolo, a Chicago Bear running back who died from carcinoma in the 1970s—was filmed on campus. During training camp one year, Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus was reportedly seen out on a tractor in the cornfield adjacent to the campus. The college football all-star game was played at the college's football stadium, Alumni Field, for many years. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Brians Song is a 1971 made-for-TV movie, recalling the details of the life of Brian Piccolo (James Caan), a football player stricken with a deadly illness and his friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) who helps him through the difficult struggle. ... Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 - June 16, 1970) was a professional football player who played for the Chicago Bears for four seasons. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... In medicine, carcinoma is any cancer that arises from epithelial cells. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Richard Marvin Dick Butkus (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ...


The main academic building burned to the ground in a disastrous fire in April, 1973. At the time, many thought the fire would close the school, but the school recovered. In the same decade, the school was listed as one of the "Top 10 Party Schools" by Playboy magazine. That tradition was ended when a drunken student fell through a glass window in the early 1980s, leading to the prohibition of alcoholic beverages on campus. While alcohol is still not permitted in student residence halls, students of legal age can now drink in on-campus apartments and in Core XI, the school-owned bar. Classic Playboy logo. ... A window is an opening in an otherwise solid, opaque surface through which light and sometimes air can pass. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Bottles of cachaça, a Brazilian alcoholic beverage. ...


Like most other Indiana colleges, SJC holds an annual "Lil' 500" race. Unlike the bed or bicycle races held elsewhere, Saint Joseph's College holds a go-kart race. This longstanding tradition has nearly ended several times because the weekend largely centers on drinking. However, the event remains popular and brings alumni back to the school every year. A kart racer takes a turn on an indoor track Kart racing (as the word is so spelled by enthusiasts) or karting is a variant of open-wheeler motor sport with simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. ...


The school's baseball team was runner-up to the Division II National Championship in 1996. The same year, the women's soccer team was the runner-up the Division II National Championship. Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...


Alumni

Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Gil Hodges (April 4, 1924 - April 2, 1972) was an American baseball player in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941 1920 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1900... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 Major league nicknames New York Mets (1962-present) Major...

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website
  • Campus map

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Saint Josephs College (217 words)
Saint Joseph's College (Indiana), a primarily undergraduate Catholic college, founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, pledges itself to a tradition of excellence and to a liberal education that is a united endeavor of intelligence and faith.
The College places exceptional emphasis on the education of the whole person.
The College serves a diverse student body composed of men and women of all races, creeds and socio-economic backgrounds who can thrive academically, spiritually and socially in this inclusive community.
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